Laura Barron

She received her undergraduate in Visual Arts at the UNAM-Mexico and her Masters in Visual Arts at York University. Since 1993 she has been actively producing and has exhibited in Mexico, Canada, Japan, Venezuela and USA. In 2003 she immigrated to Canada looking for a new starting place. The long process of adaptation to a new culture became the new focal point of her art. She currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Periphery. Is a body of work that represents a continuing investigation of pathways that wind through spaces glimpsed in passing, spaces often only partly seen or unseen, spaces that in their final form don’t exist outside of memory or dream. The act of observing place is in these photos inherently subjective. This is the paradise summoned up by nostalgia, an at times eerily depopulated paradise, where nostalgia can only bloom in solitude or sheer loneliness, its pathway implied only by a shared horizon-line that we imagine extending between individual images and still further beyond the images: the line, I like to imagine, is infinite.

Exhibition at National Film Board, Médiathéque and Lennox Contemporary Gallery, Toronto, Canada; in the framework of  aluCine Festival.